By: MaryAnne Bobrow, Co-Chair of ISBO
It has been difficult for small business owners to come forward and compete head-to-head with their much larger counterparts. The number of small business owners in MPI’s Independent and Small Business Owners’ (ISBO) community began two years ago with 50 individuals identifying themselves either as small business owners or independent planners. The growth in year one was somewhat slow but as events evolved at the end of December and continuing into 2020, ISBO’s community began to grow from 50 to well over 300 members. The ISBO is the home for independents and small business owners to meet, express themselves, discuss issues of importance and lean on each other for support.